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. the states in red are the states that cbs news projects will be carried by mitt romney. let's have a look at those quickly. the state of indiana cbs news projects will go to mitt romney and the state of kentucky cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> the stock market has rebounded. our assembly lines are humming again. we are moving forward! >> i want more jobs! my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs! >> i don't want your vote because of what i have done, i want your vote because of what i'm going to do. >> this campaign is growing, the momentum is building. >>
>> cbs news election night coverage continues. here again is scott pelley. >> the polls have just closed in three more states in this presidential election including the swing state, everybody will be watching tonight the state of ohio and another swing state, north carolina. no projections in either of those states or in virginia yet. another big battleground state, but let's look at the polls that the presidential race map as it stands right now. the state that you see in blue, the state of vermont, is the president's first win today. mitt romney, we project, will be the winner in indiana, kentucky, and in west virginia. the states that you see in white are states where the polls had now closed, but we do not yet have enough information on which to base a projection. as we were saying, mitt romney has just picked up the state of west virginia. now, you may be looking at this and saying, wait a minute, that shows us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vot
. january crawford, cbs news, yardly, pennsylvania. >> jeff: it takes 270 electoral votes to capture the white house. and our political director john dickerson has been mapping out possible ways to win for both campaigns. john, good evening. what does it look like tonight? >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. of that magical 270, if you look at the states that are very likely or presumed to go to barack obama, he starts with about 327 electoral votes in his column. governor romney starts with about 191. with that kind of head start, there are about 430 possible routes to victory for barack obama. for mitt romney there are far fewer, about 76 or so routes. that means the easiest way for barack obama to get to the magical 270 would be to win florida and then any of the other eight battleground states. for governor romney it is harder. he would have to win florida, north carolina, virginia, ohio and then one remaining battleground state in order for him to get to 270. >> jeff: there seems to be an increasing discussion or speculation that governor romney could win the popular vote but
according to cbs news.com there are still a couple hundred thousand votes separating the two men as president obama has taken the electoral college votes. >> let's take a look at what is happening below the presidential ballot line. so many key issues across the nation and key positions at stake. >> yeah. some interesting things going on. one of the most closely watched senate races. elizabeth warren has won against scott brown in massachusetts. that is mitt romney's home state and he lost there tonight as well. in missouri, claire mac cast skill cast kill retained her seat. in indiana, that republican congressman who made headlines by appearing to suggest that rape could be part of god's plan. richard mourdock lost. in connecticut, linda mcmahon who spent millions of her own money lost to democrat chris murphy. colorado, a marijuana leaguization initiative -- legalization initiative is doing well there. its supporters cannot exhale yet. still more votes to be counted. in massachusetts some marijuana piece of ledgelation is also doing well. -- legislation is also doing well. demo
no clue what i'll do after that. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 28, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning little progress to report in efforts to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, those are the tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect next year. republicans and democrats continue to squabble over raising taxes and sparing entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. today the president discusses the issues with leaders of major corporations. he met with small business leaders yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: while the two sides remain deadlocked president obama is taking his case to the american people trying to drum up support. republicans are complaining that instead of being out campaigning he needs to sit down with them and work out a deal. it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their effort to keep the nation from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. a s
the state on sunday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> the obama campaign called the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. however, the democrats do plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. >>> and howard is coming up next with your weekend forecast. we'll be right back. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool air for much of the week. temperatures running some eight to ten degrees below normal and today no exception. sun's come out but look at these readings at noon, still in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and lovettsville. 50 in fairfax and 47 upper marl blow. we'll be bacteria -- marlboro. we'll be back with the weekend forecast when we return. >>> you know, so often our pets have allergies. they become ill just like we do. if we eat the wrong food. well guess what? there's a woman from fairfax who has created a treat that's called bistro bites. so if your dog has allergies, if your dog needs to be gluten- free, then you need to get bistro bites, i'd like to introduce valerie perlowitz. the owner of bistro bites, how did this come abo
of the impacto group. and our own cbs news elections director anthony salvanto. we're coming to the end of the campaign 2012, and we've got it all on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. most of the country is looking forward to election day, or at the least, looking forward to the campaign being over. but in large parts of the northeast, it is still the aftermath of the storm that is in the forefront of many people's thoughts. at least 110 are dead, more than 2 million are still without power. close to 1 million in new york city alone. 80% of new york city subway service has been restored, but it may be days before gas shortages are rer stored and the national guard has been called in to keep order at gas stations. the storm has caused an estimated $20 billion in damages, plus an estimated $50 billion in economic losses to the region. the state of new jersey was hit hardest, and for more on that, we're going to ben tracy in tuckerton beach, good morning, ben. >> reporter: goo
, cbs news, chicago. >>> and it looks like voter turnout is huge for the presidential election and there are some big races on the ballot in washington d.c. some people are waiting in line for hours in order to cast their ballots. bruce johnson joins us now from american elementary school in northwest washington. -- from merch elementary school in northwest washington. >>reporter: hi, jc, we're off reno road in northwes washington. the precinct 33, merch elementary school turnout all morning long has been brisk. most people here voting by paper ballot, some 700 paper ballots have been cast by late morning. now, obviously the presidential race, obama/romney is driving a lot of this traffic, but also you've got some highly- contested local races. incumbents michael brown facing stiff challenges. you've got a couple of charter issues that are extremely important here. one of them says that people convicted of felonies can no longer seek public office. you might think that's a stretch, well, we've had two councilmembers who have pled guilty to felonies, one serving prison time rig
puts out the rothenberg political reports. anthony salvanto is the cbs news political director. he's the director of elections. anna greenberg is a senior vice president of the democratic polling firm greenberg, quinlan, and roster upon and last but not least our old friend larry sabato, the political guru of the university of virginia center for politics. stewart, let me talk to you. and you i talked last week. >> we did. >> schieffer: you said, don't look at me. i have no idea who is going to win. and this is what you do for a living. right now, how do you think this thing is breaking on this last weekend? >> i think the popular vote looks even or close to even, bob. i think anybody would be crazy to confidently predict how that's going to go. i still think the electoral college is easier for the president to get to 270. it's not impossible for governor romney, but all the pieces have to fit together for him. there are a number of must-win states so it's more difficult. >> schieffer: talk a little bit about that. why? >> when you look at the differences between the national polli
, the former 60 minutes executive producer, not share of cbs news, talks about the future of network news. he spoke at arizona state university for just over an hour. >> good evening, everyone. the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite served as the evening news anger for nearly 20 years becoming known as the most trusted man in america for his objective, straightforward reporting. he was the face of cbs. three years after he stepped down from the news anger desk, -- anchor desk, the school was named in is honored. that grew over the next 25 years. today three years after his passing, he continues to be our guiding light. it is truly a special honor to have jeff fager with us tonight to talk about the traditional values of journalism and how those values remain the cornerstone of cbs news today in our digital age. he became the chairman and february 2011. cbs news won a peabody award under his leadership and was the only network to grow its audience. he also has relaunched cbs th
tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen says he did nothing wrong but for now the hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold the promotion to supreme allied commander in europe. >> reporter: both allen and petraeus wrote letters of support for her sister in a custody battle. even though david petraeus resigned lawmakers returning to washington want the hear what he has to -- to hear what he has to say about the giddily attack on the -- deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house senate probe into the petraeus scandal. the white house says the president was surprised to hear about the petraeus investigation. and the president thinks highly of general allen's work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, anita back to you. >> the details just keep coming. thanks danielle. the f
election coverage begins with the "cbs evening news" beginning at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon and we'll bring you local updates twice an hour and if you can't get to a tv election results streaming live on cbssf.com. >>> new at 5:00 a former san jose principal found guilty for failing to report suspected child sexual abuse by a teacher. jurors saying the principal did not want to believe such an ugly thing was true. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez is live outside the courthouse. len. >> reporter: elizabeth, i'm not sure if this has landmark status but this is certainly a very important case when it comes to mandatory reporters. those are the people who are in positions of responsibility to report crimes against children such as molest cases or abuse cases. now, in this case, the principal of o.b. whaley elementary school school lyn vijkayendran was found guilty for failing to report a suspected case of molestation that she knew about. craig chandly allegedly blindfolded and molested young girls in his classroom. after a parent reported her suspicions, vijkayendran confronted chandler but accepted
harmelin for cbs news, rockaways, queens. >> in new jersey, election officials scrambled to relocate the polls but in instances where voters can't get there the state is allowing them now to email or fax in their ballots. whatever it takes to get out the vote. and i guess we have no excuse not to vote today because you delivered a beautiful day. >> it's going to be hard to drag people off the beach. >> no kidding. >> or out at a picnic today. it's gorgeous outside all around the bay area. enjoy it things going to be changing rapidly now as we head into the next couple of days. but a little hazy sunshine out over the bay. we are looking good as we sail into the afternoon. lots of sunshine for everyone even out toward the coastline and these temperatures again heating up in a hurry. it's 78 degrees in san jose already. 78 in livermore. 74 degrees in san francisco. and 74 degrees in concord. looking toward the coastline, still clear of fog. that will likely change though toward tomorrow. so sunshine, near record temperatures maybe a couple of records out there, and then tonight mostly c
crumbling the numbers our cbs news polling unit currently shows president obama looking narrowest a lead over challenger mitt romney. it could change over the next three days, of course. the promise and peril of high-tech vote prediction was first demonstratedded live on our air back in 1952. as martha teichner reminds us now in our sunday morning cover story. >> good evening, everyone. this is walter cronkite speaking to you from cbs television election headquarters, here in new york city. >> reporter: it wasn't just the first coast-to-coast broadcast of a presidential election and walter cronkite's first time anchoring on election night. it was the first time a computer was used to project the winner. >> this is the face of a univay. reporter: laughable now, ground-breaking then. >> univac, can you tell us what your prediction is now on the basis of the returns we've had so far? i don't know. i think that univac is an honest machine, a good deal more honest than a lot of commentators working. he doesn't think he has enough to tell us anything about. >> reporter: but the computer did ha
it looks like when new yorkers lose the subway system we all rely on. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how hard is it to drain sea water from 20 miles of subway tunnels? put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. please! captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. you can see how hurricane sandy has destroyed property and lives. now being blamed for 92 deaths in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. new estimate says sandy will cause $50 billion in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history, after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in
: senator mark warner thank you for spending time with us. back to you, derek. >> we will note that cbs news has already called a from you races, they giffinin and kentucky to mitt romney and vermont to president obama no. surprises there. they're also giving vermont to the incumbent senate bernie sanders and again, it was expected. we will have more after this. did you know that getting up and getting active for just 60 minutes a day is all it takes to help you get stronger, look better, and feel great? or that fresh fruits and veggies aren't just healthier and crunchier, they can taste better, too? eating better and getting more active is easier than you think. (all) yeah! keep watching for some fun and easy ways to discover the magic of healthy living in your life. america... (all) let's get healthy together! (cheering) ♪ >>> we have been telling you all day about the long lines at some polling sites and get this, we're hearing a polling spot in woodbridge, virginia, the line is so long folks could be waiting three hours just to cast their ballots. that location is potomac middle school
nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> virginia is, of course, one of those states that could go either way on tuesday. both candidates are trying to reach voters in every demographic. tonight surae chinn reports the campaigns today focused on asian voters in northern virginia. >> reporter: the weather very good today, says ben romney, trying to connect with his chinese audience. the gop dispatched romney's son to annandale. >> we hope they will come out and support my dad and paul ryan and put us over the top here in virginia. >> i really expect mitt romney to win a close race in virginia. >> reporter: not too far away in the heart of the vietnamese community in falls church, tim kaine you remembered asian americans to get out to vote. governor mitt romney may have a tougher sell among asian voters because of his strong stance on china and trade relations. >> trade relations with china could be changed from its current status. >> reporter: a woman in the crowd asked romney about his father's unfriendly comments. >> my concern is that he wants to appeal to the chinese american community
president obama said. immediately following the deadly assault. cbs news has released another segment of its interview with the president. conducted one day after the murder of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> this morning, you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrornist connection with the libya attack. >> i can't believe this was a terrorist attack. >> it's too early to know exactly how this came about. what group was involved. it was an attack on americans. we are going to be working with the libyan government to make sure that we bring folks to justice. one way or the other. >> bret: that was not seen before. this afternoon, republican senator lindsey graham said this video from cbs news which only came to light yesterday, what did it play -- would vit played an important role of putting the record in straight and put together the false narratives the obama administration tried to create? >> no grapevine tonight to bring you more campaign news. when we come back, we check in with the reporters in the big battleground state with hours to go before polls o
20 miles of subway tunnels? you have the technology! please. >>> welcome to "cbs morning news." i'm charlie o'donnell. norah o'donnell is in washington. >>> the storm is now blamed for at least 92 deaths in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. a new estimate shows sandy will cost $50 million in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in history after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's deaths happened on staten island. secretary of state janet napolitano will be there today. anna werner is there. >> reporter: good morning. homes are destroyed. the storm threw cars like toys. that's what it looks like all down this street yet many residents say they believe they've been ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten borough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claimi
up in the morning and doing what i need do. >> reporter: ann notarangelo cbs 5 eyewitness news. >> and the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. if you have an absentee ballot, do not put it in the mail. drop it off at a polling place or at the registrar's office tomorrow. >>> they are burning jet fuel and the midnight oil. it's so close, president obama and mitt romney are still fighting for every vote in the 11th hour. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on what we can expect in the last few hours. >> reporter: expect a scramble for every vote and potentially a legal fight if this election is close as it's expected to be. there's so much at stake in this presidency, our economy, healthcare, and possibly supreme court justice appointments? >> so we've broken election day down hour by hour. here's what to watch for tomorrow. >> reporter: in a last-ditch effort republican nom mitt romney has just added two more campaign stops on election day. cleveland ohio he needs to wind presidency and pittsburgh, pennsylvania. two places to catch closely. what can you expect? at 4 p.m. pac
a story and cbs news, also. so other news networks and organizations are starting to dig in. so we might see a change on this, senator. >> i hope so. i menged, how can they explain that a counter-terrorism security group, especially designed to convene and coordinate actions of government, in cases of terrorist attack, they toll them to stand down. how do we know that? people who are part of that organization are mad as hell because they weren't convened. and they didn't act. while american lives were in danger. >> greta: well, if this story persist, it is because we are not getting answers and the administration hasn't. i would be glad to put this story to rest so we can all move o. but, senator, thank you, sir. dick morris has a prediction about the outcome of the election. what is it? good evening. erch says it's neck and neck, but your prediction is different? >> it is not neck and neck. it's a few laps, i think... romney is going to win by 5 to 10 points in the popular vote. i think he is going to win the electoral vote by something like 310-220. i think he will carry -- this is wan
. >>> cbs news political director john dickerson and major garrett have been with us throughout this campaign. welcome. exciting race. >> indeed it is. >> let me start with john. what's the possible pathway for governor romney? >> well let's start context. if we look at the map and we assign those states that are red states and blue states to the two candidates, president obama starts with 237, romney starts with 191. the president already has a head start. and that means that if you look at the possible scenarios, president obama has about 431 ways he can get to 270, romney has 76. romney's best possible scenario for him is he wins florida, we'll give florida to him and ohio, 18 electoral votes. 15 in north carolina and that's giving him 13 in virginia. still not there yet. 266. this gives you a sense of how even the easiest path for romney is a tough path. he could rhine the remaining states even new hampshire, it's four electoral votes. but that gets him then to 270. that's his easiest path. >> obama? >> let's have john help me out. the easiest path for the president is win f
possible by worldwide pants, inc., and the cbs television network.] >>> new tonight on 9news and washington guardian probe has uncovered $6 billion in what could be tax dollars gone to waste. >> investigative reporter says some of it is already six-feet under, literally. >> reporter: until now, official estimates on waste within the stimulus program had been put on by about $11 million. but that's nothing compared to the questionable spending we'd found. to get it you would have to multiply that number by about 600 times. just to get on the same spread sheet buried in department after department and underground. it's possible that you might find some of the people under these historic headstones, that they got some of the dollars after they were buried. our probe found a report of v.a. checks being paid out using social security numbers of dead americans. the unknown dead monument has a definitive link to the spending too. we are tracking the money sent to maintain this century-old maryland monument and others across the country paid out as a part of the 2009 economic stimulus package. but
to you. you have the power. >> reporter: a power voters will exercise tomorrow. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> it is important to note it's now too late to send your ballot by mail. it has to arrive to be counted by 8:00 tomorrow evening so check with your registrar of voters office in your county for information on drop-off locations. and, of course, stay with cbssf.com and cbs 5 for election coverage with live results from around the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area, as well. >>> more subways are running in new york city this morning a week after superstorm sandy slammed the city. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. over the weekend, many people got their first look at their devastated neighborhoods. >> the only thing we had was the clothes on our backs and just grabbed our animals and ran, not expecting to come back to nothing. [ crying ] >> part of our house is across the street, our couch two streets
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times"/cbs poll has the president up one, 48-47. and a new npr poll has romney up one, 48/47 but the npr poll also finds that president obama has a four-point lead in the battleground states, 50-46. we'll be right back. this is hayden. he's five years old. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. joe," and i will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states. >> welcome back to "hardball." that was, of course, david axelrod, famous for his mustache. he's with the obama campaign, sounding very bullish i should say on their chances, obama's chance of carrying michigan, minnesota, and of course, pennsylvania. these three states haven't been given much time or attention by the media or
it was terrorism. late last night, cbs news, which had an interview with the president on september 12, releases quietly on its website a critical outtake from their interview with president obama. asked him whether this was terrorism, and i no one should listen to what the president said. >> mr. president, this morning he went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the would-be attack. he believed this was a terrorist attack iraq. >> it's too early to know exactly how this came about. what group was involved. but obviously, it was an attack on americans. and we are going to be working with the government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice one way or the other. megyn: so he says it's too early to know, but he maintained that he was referring to it as terror all along. cbs news decided that 60 minutes edifice out of the piece and then does not post until 48 hours before the election? >> total cover-up. mainstream media has been covering up the story. it is really bordering on the criminal act your. megyn: do you think the story lives on? president
's a landslide. you talk about the gallup number, today the cbs/"new york times" numbers came out. three swing states, obama leads by one. in ohio, he leads by five. in virginia, he leads by two. this momentum by romney is all concocted and the press fell for it. dais i didn't call on you but you -- >> dana: i didn't call on you but you went anyway so i'll take the last word. one poll that came out yesterday that was interest, the national public radio teamed up resurgent republic to talk about the independent voters. if we go back eight months ago on the program to say what will matter in the election, independent voters. democrats vote for democrats. republicans vote for republicans. we have a group. gallop said 40% of the people identify independents now. there is an 8-point swing for independents in favor of romney. it happened right after the first debate if denver. 51-39%. they will have more detail out of the npr public tomorrow. it can tell you this. guess what? tomorrow in his column, karl rove in the "wall street journal" column, he will make prediction on the election turn-out. >> b
to hurricane sandy mattered to them as reported by cbs news. that's interesting, but it doesn't mean that we know who is going to be president next or not. but these exit polls are first that we have so we go it them. >> cenk: and let's keep it real. there's no way that you don't get excited by the smallest piece of news. today we find out that the latinos are making up 10% of the electorate, whereas last time they made up 9% of the electorate. so you see why we're buzzing. >> i believe we have footage of voting at the lines. i believe we haved with and florida, correct, in miami? >> if that's miami that's my hometown. miami-dade county tend to be more democratic because it's the southern part of the state. that's where the polls are closing. >> cenk nothing more exciting to me than to watch people flocking in sports. >> cenk: there is one thing that can beat it. if they're staying in line, stationery for long hours at a time. >> the other thing about miami lines, these images are every year. they have to fix it, miami. >> you have to fix miami period. have you ever been to miami? it's one b
defense department sources, cbs news is reporting general john allen may have engaged in inappropriate communications through e-mail with a woman named jill kelley, the florida woman who is said to have received threatening e- mails from paula broadwell. broadwell is the buying a geographer with whom petraeus was having an extramarital affair. broadwell's home was searched overnight. >>> maryland state police have arrested a florida truck driver involved in a deadly crash in frederick county. 34-year-old watson tr pierre is -- watson pierre is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. it struck a pickup truck on route 75 near new partial. the two men inside -- new market. the two men inside the pickup died at the scene. >>> some parents in the district could be getting some news they might not be so happy about soon. school chancellor henderson is talking about consolidating schools. she may be coming out with a list later today of the underpopulated schools which she could recommend for closure which would save the city some money. >>> it is 5:04. time for the latest your money r
vry.edu/knowhow. >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." brick township, new jersey, is one of the many places hard-hit by superstorm sandy. they have ordered new coastal evacuations starting tonight. >> the nor'easter in tomorrow's forecast is sure to make life harder for sandy's victims in new york and new jersey. seth doane is in staten island, new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. that storm could complicate and slow relief efforts in hard-hit areas like this one, where problems from a lack of housing to a lack of electricity could only grow worse and worse as the storm comes. >> take the load off of this building right here. >> reporter: this houston utility crew traveled all the way to new jersey to help. thomas klesel manages these volunteers from center point energy. >> they don't have any power at this time, but within the next couple hours, they'll be happy people behind us, they'll all have lights. >> reporter: monday night, electricity was restored to many, but across new york and new jersey, more than a million homes and businesses remain without power. mon
to deploy but were upon called upon by the u.s. government. one official told cbs news tonight, the csg is the one group that is supposed to know what resources every agency has. now, they know of multiple options and had the ability to coordinate counter-terrorism assets across all the agencies. they were not allowed to do their job. they were not called upon. meanwhile, the house oversight committee sent a letter to the secretary of state, hillary clinton, asking about documents that indicate that people affiliated with the libyan government may have been involved in the attack. joiningous this breaking news, former new york city mayor, rudy guiliani. there is a likelihood that power is not going to be back on in new york until... some estimates, november 11 or beyond. there is no heat. there is no gas. people are dumpster diving for food. it was all over the drudge report. the president goes for a photo-op. he's gone. there is no help coming in here at all. it is four days into this. i mean, i really believe this is now -- this is a disaster out there. >> it is a disaster. particular
, cbs news. >> mr. president, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the libya attack. >> right. >> do you believe that this was a terrorist attack? >> well, it's too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously, it was an attack on americans. >> there's obviously a lot of questions about why this wasn't released earlier, even if it happened do you think it makes any difference? because you can look at that just as people looked at the rose garden speech and you can say well, he didn't answer it directly, he didn't say this wasn't a terrorist attack, but he also didn't say it was. >> it's too late. i think that's why it's been released now. what's shocking about this, that interview was september 12th, the same day the president went to the rose garden, as was the big issue in the second debate, did he or did he not say specifically what took place in benghazi was terrorism. why is "60 minutes" only releasing this now? why did they sit on it? why didn't they release it the morning after
at congressional relations. he never has been. according to mark-- cbs news, the keeper of the flame, he has played golf 104 time, three time its he has played with a member of congress, once with john bairn, es sea not -- >> that's a way of keeping skoferment he's not somebody who schmoozes. he is not somebody who is good that way. but what we judge is not the process. we judge the product. it is a product he comes out with is good, if it is fair and just, and moves the countries economy, and starts declining the deficit then it's good. and the process will have worked. if it isn't, then we can revisit the process and say the process was flawed. >> the process getting there is the hard part. we could all in our heads draw up a deal but he has had people over the last couple of weeks, republicans taking risk. boehner took a risk, tom cole took a risk and he undercut them. he made them look stupid with what he did yesterday. they feel furious, they feel burned so you have to help your people along. you have to make it more possible. and so that's why i think you just got to what he offered was not o
. this was his response monday on cbs news. >> a lot of people got ballots to vote early. if you do not turn those cn and you show up to vote, then you become a provisional ballot operator. it is possible, if it is very, very close, that we will not know the results of this for awhile. i'm just not a fortune teller. i cannot predict that. the provisional ballots could be numerous, but we will see. we still have today and people can drop that absentee ballot into the ballot box on election day. >> over the weekend, democrats called attention to other voting challenges by filing a lawsuit to force florida's republican governor rick scott to extend early voting. last year, scott and republican state legislature reduced early voting times and now voters are seeing waits of more than six hours at the polls. still, the 2012 election is also expected to set a record for early voting. 30 million americans have already cast their ballot through early voting across 34 states. to talk more about what is happening at the polls, what voters can expect, and you can call if they encounter problems, we're j
know wherthey need to be and a new cbs analysis shows obama at 255 electoral votes solid or leaning towards him. 205 electoral votes followed or leaning towards governor romney. 270 electoral votes wins it. so they are campaigning in the same places. >> there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it will come down to who gets their voters to the polls. all about turnout as this race is in absolute dead heat. >> reporter: neither said much new on friday, reacting to the new unemployment report, up .1% with 171,000 new jobs created in october. >> unemployment is higher than when he took office. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: but sometimes this evening, they sounded alike. >> god bless you, god bless the united states of america. >> god bless you. god bless america! >> god bless america adds to something unexpected like hanging chads. this is over in four days. anita? >> don't jinx us, gary. tuesday's weather could play a role in voter turnout. here is topper with a lo
. with all of this news, cbs is calling new hampshire for president obama. bill fletcher, your reflections at this moment. >> is the question is about drawing the line. i think it is about strategy. we talk a lot about drawing lines. we talked about disagreements with different mainstream politicians. politics is about strategy, so it is not a question about if obama has nine done -- not done x, y, and z, the question is what are we capable of doing? otherwise this becomes a complete abstraction, and going back to something laura says, i do not know people who put all their time into the electoral politics. i know very few people to sink all of their energy into it. what i do know is a lot of people who stay away from the discussion of a long term electra roles strategy -- electorial strategy, or they jump in, thinking that is a time to wave the flag and express moral outrage with all kinds of capital as politicians, rather than thinking what are the steps we have to take to actually win power? how do we build a movement that has an electoral arm that and dances in -- that advances the peo
. welcome to "cbs this morning." with just one day to go the candidates make their final push. new polls show the race is essentially tied. >> we'll show you how each candidate is spending his final 24 hours on the trail and focus on ohio with that state's governor, john kasich. >>> near freezing temperatures and a new storm mean new worries for millions of superstorm sandy victims. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> i'll win this election. i'll finish what we started. >> i want you to walk with me. let's walk together. we're taking back america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing states in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout. because frankly there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> the campaign we built was one to win a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> i believe mitt romney's going to win ohio there are likely to be our next president. >> i don't think it's too close to call. i just think it's im
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